Truckers Should Eat This but Not That: A Guide to Healthy Eating for Truck Drivers

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Truckers Should Eat This but Not That: A Guide to Healthy Eating for Truck Drivers

              Maintaining a healthy diet and fitness routine is difficult for anyone, but truck drivers have a few additional challenges. However, overlooking poor food choices will catch up quickly in pounds, health problems, and even issues at work. Eating healthy while on the road is a challenge every trucker

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Enhanced Investigative Techniques Increase Audit Criteria for High Risk Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is cracking down on drivers by holding them accountable to audit requirements instigated in 2013 under “Operation Quick Strike.” The initial phase of Operation Quick Strike targeted bus and motorcoach companies and was successful at shutting down companies it found to be out of compliance. Today’s model is

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8 Tips for Safe Parking at Rest Stops and Truck Stops

You are finally off the traffic-congested roadway and safely parked at a truck stop. But you may not be as safe as you think. A large percentage of truck-trailer accidents occur at truck stops which should be the safest place to park. Drivers can never let their guard down when behind the wheel. Trucking accidents

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FMCSA Lowers Random Drug Testing Standard to 25%

As of the first of this month, motor carriers will only have to test half of the previous portion of employees for use of illegal substances. The FMCSA reduced the threshold from 50% to 25% in an effort to reduce financial burden on the transportation industry while maintaining the same level of safety standards. Studies

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National “SmartPark” System Could Save Industry $4.4 Billion Annually

Could a national “SmartPark” initiative for the trucking industry become a reality soon? Pilot programs that give truckers real-time information about parking availability are well underway in Tennessee and Michigan. The goals of the projects are to reduce driver fatigue, better adhere to hours of service requirements, and improve drivers’ work conditions. Commercial truck drivers

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Federal Drug Advisory Board Issues Recommendations for Driver Drug Screening

A federal drug advisory board recently issued a recommendation to their director that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) institute nationwide hair-testing protocols for truck driver drug screenings. While some organizations already leverage this technology, federal regulations currently identify urine analysis as the only authoritative testing methodology for drug screening. These standards date

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